Syros

Syros

Syros island combines Venetian and Cycladic architecture. It serves as a transportation hub for the Aegean, as its port serves ferries to islands of Cyclades, Dodecanese and Eastern Aegean. The main town of Syros, Ermoupolis, is a gem to walk around the old quarters and gaze to the fantastic view to the Aegean Sea. Hiking the hill above Ermoupolis, you reach the quarter of Ano Syros, the traditionally Catholic community of the island. Galissas, Megas Gialos, Kini and Posidonia are the main beaches of Syros Greece, with sandy shores and crystal water. There are great places for families with kids and people who need to be just few meters from the beach.

The island of Syros, in Greece, is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Cyclades islands group. The charm of Syros island is mainly due to the Venetian and Neoclassical architecture of the capital town, Ermoupolis. With picturesque spots and impressive buildings, Ermoupolis is a very interesting place to walk around. Equally beautiful is the village of Ano Syros, constructed on the slopes of a hill above Ermoupolis, with narrow streets and a square with great view to the sea. Around Syros island, there are relaxing beaches with organized coasts, many tourist facilities and restaurants. Worth a visit are the Churches of Agios Nikolaos and of the Resurrection of Christ in Ermoupolis, while the most impressive building is the Town Hall in the central square.

Most accommodations in Syros island are spread between the capital and the beaches on the southern side of the island. Ermoupolis, the capital town, has many convenient tourist facilities. A great number of restored Venetian houses, particularly in the Vaporia district, have been converted into boutique hotels with luxurious facilities. Galissas and Megas Gialos are two of the most popular beaches and offer good accommodation options for your Syros holidays, mostly small hotels and cozy studios right on the seaside.

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